Originally Posted by McGillicuddy
Cleats should never be used as lifting points. They are not designed to support the vertical weight of a vessel. Using cleats to lift during a salvage operation would be a huge red flag to me that the salvor does not understand what he is doing.
Well, I guesx it depends on experience and knowledge.
While cleats are not necessaruly used in a salvage, that wasnt my real point.
It was how often boats are found hanging from them and not necessarily top of the line boats.
And like always, dont read into any method too far ....my salvage supervisor record stands on its own, your red flags or not....even my boss would agree in part with you, but he trusts me to solo salvage boats he usualky uses a crew for.